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Let someone do something.

Postby TsukimiyaAyu » Tue 05.15.2007 2:55 pm

Ok, ittemo ii da? (May I go)

But how would you say something like, I'll let you go, or I'll let you come over, besides the obvious answers to that question; ee dozo and kamaimasen.
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby AJBryant » Tue 05.15.2007 3:44 pm

Can you actually phrase the thing so I know what you are doing? What's the "ittemo ii da?" doing?


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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby TsukimiyaAyu » Tue 05.15.2007 3:48 pm

Well, it's kind of irrelevant to what I'm asking, perhaps; may I go to your house? Basically I would like to know how to say something like; Would you let me come over?
Or; today I'll let you come along. Sorry if I didn't phrase the question right.
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby TsukimiyaAyu » Tue 05.15.2007 4:05 pm

Or how about a teacher allowing a student back into the class; "I'll let you to come back in if you promise to behave" =3
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby yakitori » Tue 05.15.2007 4:44 pm

TsukimiyaAyu-さん、

このホームページを見て下さい:http://www.timwerx.net/language/jpverbs/lesson22.htm
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby TsukimiyaAyu » Tue 05.15.2007 4:55 pm

パーフェクト!

ありがとうね
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Tue 05.15.2007 5:17 pm

I have a feeling you're walking into a trap here. You haven't been specific enough about what you're looking for, but if you're expecting to use causative verb forms to invite people over to your house, or as a general-purpose translation of "let", you're going to get a lot of puzzled looks.

As with anything in Japanese, you're not going to find a one-to-one correspondence between the English word "let" and some Japanese expression.
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby AJBryant » Tue 05.15.2007 5:26 pm

ありがとうね


ありがとうね?

ありがとう!?


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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby TsukimiyaAyu » Tue 05.15.2007 5:40 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:
I have a feeling you're walking into a trap here. You haven't been specific enough about what you're looking for, but if you're expecting to use causative verb forms to invite people over to your house, or as a general-purpose translation of "let", you're going to get a lot of puzzled looks.

As with anything in Japanese, you're not going to find a one-to-one correspondence between the English word "let" and some Japanese expression.


boku no tsumori ja nai! >_> omae omotta? maji!? If I were to invite someone over to my house with the nihongo that I know now I'd probably say something like; ie e iku? I'm just wondering if there is a sentence pattern for let someone do something, have someone do something, I know there are many different ways to say something in different situations.

MOU~ I'm not good at phrasing this kind of question...but that page answered it to my satisfaction.

also, AJBryant, arigatou ne, *winks anime style*
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby chchan45 » Tue 05.15.2007 6:07 pm

There are many ways to say it:

(May I go?)
行ってもいい。
行ってもいいですか。
行ってもいいかい。
行ってもいかがですか。

(Please let me go. I hope that I have got my constructions right.)
行かせてね。
行かせてください。
行かせてくださいませんか。
行かせていただきいです。
行かせていただきけませんか。

and many more.

It all depends on the context and who you are speaking to.
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Tue 05.15.2007 6:11 pm

TsukimiyaAyu wrote:
boku no tsumori ja nai! >_> omae omotta? maji!?


Did you just call me "omae"?

呼び捨ててもいいって一度も言う覚えはないんだ。
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby TsukimiyaAyu » Tue 05.15.2007 6:13 pm

Don't take it personal, everyone is omae to me.
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby TsukimiyaAyu » Tue 05.15.2007 6:17 pm

chchan45 wrote:
There are many ways to say it:

(May I go?)
行ってもいい。
行ってもいいですか。
行ってもいいかい。
行ってもいかがですか。

(Please let me go. I hope that I have got my constructions right.)
行かせてね。
行かせてください。
行かせてくださいませんか。
行かせていただきいです。
行かせていただきけませんか。

and many more.

It all depends on the context and who you are speaking to.


Heh, thank you but that page that was linked earlier already taught me all that =D.
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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Tue 05.15.2007 6:25 pm

TsukimiyaAyu wrote:
Don't take it personal, everyone is omae to me.


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RE: Let someone do something.

Postby lalaith » Tue 05.15.2007 6:28 pm

Yudan Taiteki wrote:

Did you just call me "omae"?


Is that one of those pronouns you're not supposed to use? JDIC lists it as a familiar you.
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